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California School of Professional Psychology

Clinical Psychology

San Diego Campus

Associate Professor

Associate Professor

Alliant International University San Diego
10455 Pomerado Road
San Diego CA 92131


Courses, Research Interests, Publications

PSY 7501: Individual Psychotherapy (Psychoanalytic/Psychodynamic)

Treatment of Personality Disorders and Severe Psychopathology

PsyD Dissertation Group

Psychoanalytic Theory

PSY 8531: Reproductive Traumas and the Psychology of the Reproductive Process (Advanced Clinical Seminar)

PSY 8510 Supervision Seminar Lab

PSY 8551: Clinical Consultation Group

Psychoanalytic approaches to the understanding of human development, personality, psychopathology, and clinical work (including modern psychoanalytic approaches such as self-psychology and intersubjectivity, the function and use of dreams, and the treatment of personality disorders); reproductive traumas (infertility, perinatal loss, disorders of pregnancy and postpartum, adoption, surrogacy, etc.); other topics related to the reproductive process (including, for example, the development of parental identity, decisions about childbearing, and parenting issues for gay and lesbian couples)

Academic History and Background

PhD, University of Michigan, 1983

Licensed Psychologist in California, Michigan (inactive), Ohio (inactive)

Bio and Links

I received my B.A. from Yale University in 1975, my M.A. (1980) and Ph.D. (1983) from the University of Michigan. I practiced in Ann Arbor, Michigan and directed a counseling service at the University of Michigan Medical School until moving to San Diego in 1989. I am licensed as a psychologist in Michigan (currently inactive), Ohio (inactive), and California. In my practice I do psychoanalysis and psychotherapy, and have a sub-specialty in Reproductive Traumas and related issues. I see children, adolescents and adults.